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Linn-Mar FFA Chapter Celebrates FFA Week

The Linn-Mar FFA Chapter is celebrating National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25, 2017. This year’s theme is Transform Purpose to Action, and it embraces more than 89 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. Nearly 650,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture.

Designated a national week in 1947, the week of George Washington’s birthday, National FFA Week runs from Saturday to Saturday and gives FFA members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, chapters conduct a variety of activities to help others in their school and community learn about FFA and agricultural education. Linn-Mar FFA will celebrate National FFA Week by participating in the following activities: PSA announcements that will be featured on the daily school news, decorating the school with FFA posters and selling FFA shirts down in the school store.

Today’s FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural and hands-on learning, they are preparing for 235 unique career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry.

Pictures of what the chapter has been up to since January 2017:

Leadership Workshop: Members of the Linn-Mar FFA attended a workshop at Kirkwood Community College on Thursday, January 12. The workshop was hosted by the FFA National Officer Team and covered topics pertaining to growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture.

Temple Grandin with Linn-Mar FFA student

Temple Grandin Speaking Event: Members of the Linn-Mar FFA journeyed up to New Hampton, Iowa on Thursday, January 12 to hear Temple Grandin, a world-renowned animal behaviorist and University of Colorado professor, speak about embracing who you are and knowing you can accomplish anything.

Linn Mar students pictured at POA day in Ankeny, Iowa

POA Day: Members of the Linn-Mar FFA participated in a Program of Activities (POA) Workshop in Ankeny, IA on Saturday, January 14 that was hosted by the National Officer Team. Here, the members learned how to generate ideas for activities that the chapter could participate in during the year.

Linn-Mar FFA members at Bowling event

Bowling: Members of the Linn-Mar FFA participated in a bowling social with the other schools in the sub-district on Saturday, February 11.

Linn-Mar FFA members particpate in Legislative symposiumi

Legislative Symposium: On Tuesday, January 31, members of Linn-Mar FFA participated in the FFA Legislative Symposium hosted at the State Capitol. Members had the chance to interact and have conversations with their elected representation.

FFA members at Alumni Banquet

Alumni Conference: On Saturday, January 21, a Linn-Mar FFA member was recognized as one of the state finalists for an FFA scholarship at the annual FFA Alumni Conference in Ankeny, IA.